“The Haunter of the Ring” is a 1934 short story Howard, belonging to the Cthulhu Mythos. It was first published in Weird Tales in the June 1934 issue. Howard earned $60 for this publication. This story is set in the modern age but includes a relic from the Hyborian Age of the Conan stories, the ring of Thoth-Amon.

Evelyn Gordon has tried on three occasions to murder her newly wed husband, James Gordon, although she has no memory of doing so after the event. James believes that she may be the reincarnation of Elizabeth Douglas, the wife of his ancestor, Richard Gordon, who murdered her out of jealousy; and the attempts on his life are the result of her vengeance on the family line. Evelyn has also, however, recently received a present from her spurned lover, Joseph Roelocke, as a peace offering – a copper ring “made like a scaly snake coiled three times, with its tail in its mouth and yellow jewels for eyes.” James believes Roelocke found the ring somewhere in Hungary.

Contents

  • 658 • Wizard’s Isle • novelette by Jack Williamson
  • 658 •  Wizard’s Isle • interior artwork by H. R. Hammond
  • 685 • The Haunter of the Ring • short story by Robert E. Howard
  • 685 •  The Haunter of the Ring • interior artwork by H. R. Hammond
  • 696 • The Colossus of Ylourgne • [The Colossus of Ylourgne] • novelette by Clark Ashton Smith
  • 697 •  The Colossus of Ylourgne • interior artwork by Clark Ashton Smith
  • 721 • They Called Him Ghost • short story by Laurence J. Cahill
  • 721 •  They Called Him Ghost • interior artwork by H. R. Hammond
  • 732 •  Weird Tales, June 1934 • [Weird Tales Decorations] • interior artwork by Andrew Brosnatch (variant of The Desert Lich 1924)
  • 733 • Vampires of the Moon (Part 2 of 3) • serial by Arthur William Bernal
  • 733 •  Vampires of the Moon (Part 2 of 3) • interior artwork by H. R. Hammond
  • 750 • Colonel Markesan • short story by August Derleth and Mark Schorer [as by August W. Derleth and Mark Schorer]
  • 751 •  Colonel Markesan • interior artwork by Frank Utpatel
  • 761 • Mandolin • short story by Will Charles Oursler
  • 763 • The Woods of Averoigne • poem by Grace Stillman
  • 764 • He Walked by Day • short story by Julius Long
  • 768 •  Weird Story Reprint • (1928) • interior artwork by Hugh Rankin
  • 768 • Maese Pérez, the Organist • (1926) • short story by Gustavo Adolfo Bécquer (trans. of Maese Pérez, el organista (Leyenda sevillana) 1866)
  • 776 •  The Eyrie • (1924) • interior artwork by Andrew Brosnatch
  • 776 • The Eyrie (Weird Tales, June 1934) • [The Eyrie] • essay by The Editor
  • 776 •  Letter (Weird Tales, June 1934): In Love with Northwest Smith • essay by Sylvia Bennett
  • 776 •  Letter (Weird Tales, June 1934): In Appreciation of C. L. Moore • essay by Mrs. Wendell Cox
  • 776 •  Letter (Weird Tales, June 1934): C. L. Moore Not a Pen Name • essay by Donald Allgeier
  • 777 • Coming Next Month (Weird Tales, June 1934) • essay by uncredited
  • 778 •  Letter (Weird Tales, June 1934): WT Is Getting Better • essay by Arthur S. Doan
  • 778 •  Letter (Weird Tales, June 1934): Satan’s Garden • essay by Alvin Earl Perry
  • 778 •  Letter (Weird Tales, June 1934): About Those Cover Designs • essay by John G. Whitcomb
  • 778 •  Letter (Weird Tales, June 1934): In Defense of Brundage • essay by Charles William Brock, Jr.
  • 780 •  Letter (Weird Tales, June 1934): Where Is Jules de Grandin? • essay by Harold F. Keating
  • 780 •  Letter (Weird Tales, June 1934): Two Boosts and a Knock • essay by Donald A. Wollheim
  • 780 •  Letter (Weird Tales, June 1934): Read Next Month’s Issue • essay by Robert Leonard Russell
  • 781 •  Letter (Weird Tales, June 1934): Smith and Howard • essay by Claude H. Cameron
  • 781 • Coming Next Month (Weird Tales, June 1934) [2] • essay by uncredited
  • 782 •  Letter (Weird Tales, June 1934): Those Covers Again • essay by Rona Elizabeth Workman
  • 782 •  Letter (Weird Tales, June 1934): Applause for Hamilton • essay by Joe Deitch
  • 782 •  Letter (Weird Tales, June 1934): More Orchids for C. L. Moore • essay by J. Wilmer Benjamin [as by Captain J. Wilmer Benjamin]
  • 782 •  Letter (Weird Tales, June 1934): A Hymn of Hate • essay by Margaret St. Clair
  • 783 •  Letter (Weird Tales, June 1934): Zowie! • essay by B. F. Conlon
  • 783 •  Letter (Weird Tales, June 1934): More Bouquets for Brundage • essay by Edgar Lovecraft
  • 783 •  Letter (Weird Tales, June 1934): Some Suggestions • essay by William W. Miller
  • 784 •  Letter (Weird Tales, June 1934): He Seems to Like Conan • essay by H. J. Ervine
Publisher :Popular Fiction Publishing Company
Year :June 1934
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Format :Pulp
Pages :132
Cover :Margaret Brundage
Illustrations :Se above

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Volume 23, Number 6.
Page numbers include covers.
Page numbers run from 657 to 784 excluding the covers.

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“The Haunter of the Ring” is a 1934 short story Howard, belonging to the Cthulhu Mythos. It was first published in Weird Tales in the June 1934 issue. Howard earned $60 for this publication. This story is set in the modern age but includes a relic from the Hyborian Age of the Conan stories, the ring of Thoth-Amon.

Evelyn Gordon has tried on three occasions to murder her newly wed husband, James Gordon, although she has no memory of doing so after the event. James believes that she may be the reincarnation of Elizabeth Douglas, the wife of his ancestor, Richard Gordon, who murdered her out of jealousy; and the attempts on his life are the result of her vengeance on the family line. Evelyn has also, however, recently received a present from her spurned lover, Joseph Roelocke, as a peace offering – a copper ring “made like a scaly snake coiled three times, with its tail in its mouth and yellow jewels for eyes.” James believes Roelocke found the ring somewhere in Hungary.

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